Leave fireworks to the pros

  Don’t lose an eye on the 4th of July People in the eye – and injured eye – business are flummoxed about the way people choose to protect their eyes.As Independence Day celebrations are nearing in our area – the first fireworks show is tonight, Thursday, in Evergreen Park following a 6:30 p.m. parade and other activities – safety is a key.The San Francisco-based American Academy of Ophthalmology conducted a survey... Read more


Brooke-ends: Marist senior makes history…

  The Illinois High School Association Class 4A state softball state championship between Marist and Lincoln-Way East was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. But at 5:30 p.m. the RedHawks players, coaches and fans were back in Chicago in the Marist cafeteria eating cake after listening to speeches about how great they were. The weather forecast in East Peoria forced the IHSA officials to schedule the game before noon and the Redhawks found morning glory with... Read more

Out and About

Kids’ beading workshop

A beading workshop for children in kindergarten through eighth grade is offered on Friday, July 3, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway in Palos Park. Art instructor Heather Young will teach the children to create 3-strand necklaces and a matching bracelet from the art center’s large assortment of beads. The workshop costs $14 per child, which includes all supplies. Advance registration... Read more


I Claudia: It's not just photos that wer…


I Claudia: It's not just photos that were exposed

    Have you ever been exposed? Uh, yeah, that would be a yes for me! Back before my husband, Don, and I had two little beauties, we took exotic vacations on cruise ships. Having been married on a Norwegian cruise liner in Hawaii, cruising became our staple vacation choice. We’ve taken at least five. If you’ve ever cruised, then you know the main dining room requires a little sprucing up for... Read more